Have you ever been enticed by a movie trailer to watch a film, only to be disappointed by the actual movie?
You may have legal recourse for this.
A woman in Michigan saw the trailer for the movie Drive (starring Ryan Gosling), went to see the movie, and then filed a lawsuit when the movie did not meet her expectations that it would be similar to the Fast and the Furious series.
Sara Deming is suing the studio that distributed the film and the cinema where she saw the movie, claiming that the film misled the public; there was very little driving in the actual film and it “bore very little similarity to a chase, or race action film.” She also claims that the film contains anti-Semitic content.
Deming wants her money back. I too have found myself feeling ripped-off after seeing certain movies. But to file a lawsuit seems both frivolous and vexatious, just the criteria a judge needs to throw this case out the second he/she hears it.
Or is this legal action part of some genius marketing campaign? Because after reading about the lawsuit, I went to see the movie to decide for myself if the trailer is misleading. I can’t agree with Deming- the trailer did not lead me to believe I would be seeing something similar to Tokyo Drift. Perhaps the trailer's biggest fault is that it is a huge spoiler- it gives away most of the story.
The thing I can't figure out is: why wasn’t she happy that the film bore no resemblance to Fast Five?